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# If the public library shared by the adjacent towns of

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If the public library shared by the adjacent towns of Redville and Glenwood were relocated from the librarys current, overcrowded building in central Redville to a larger, available building in central Glenwood, the library would then be within walking distance of a larger number of library users. That is because there are many more people living in central Glenwood than in central Redville, and people generally will walk to the library only if it is located close to their homes.

Which one of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument?

(A) The public library was located between Glenwood and Redville before being moved to its current location in central Redville.

(B) The area covered by central Glenwood is approximately the same size as that covered by central Redville.

(C) The building that is available in Glenwood is smaller than an alternative building that is available in Redville.

(D) Many of the people who use the public library do not live in either Glenwood or Redville.

(E) The distance that people currently walk to get to the library is farther than what is generally considered walking distance.

OA is B.

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Re: CR: Redville, Glenwood Public Library [#permalink]

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21 Jul 2009, 02:06
Well, I discounted B while attempting the question, IMO the size of the building is not relevant to the argument supplied. Argument is "If the public library shared by the adjacent towns of Redville and Glenwood were relocated from the librarys {current, overcrowded building in central Redville to a larger, available building in central Glenwood, the library} it would then be within walking distance of a larger number of library users."

Which is strongly supported (E) The distance that people currently walk to get to the library is farther than what is generally considered walking distance.
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21 Jul 2009, 07:14
I also chose E, but B has got a point too.

First, the conclusion: the library would then be within walking distance of a larger number of library users.

B) The area covered by central Glenwood(G) is approximately the same size as that covered by central Redville(R).
- But central G has more population than central R

==> So more people will come closer to the relocated library. (reducing the distance for large users)

E) The distance that people currently walk to get to the library is farther than what is generally considered walking distance.

==> Can't say why wrong, but B seems more stronger now.
seeing B, you can consider a case where central G is far larger than central R, so still people will be far off from the library ==> so end result people may or may not be close to the library.

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21 Jul 2009, 08:20
sudeep wrote:
E) The distance that people currently walk to get to the library is farther than what is generally considered walking distance.

==> Can't say why wrong, but B seems more stronger now.
seeing B, you can consider a case where central G is far larger than central R, so still people will be far off from the library ==> so end result people may or may not be close to the library.

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I think B should be the correct choice. E is actually weakening the argument.
The argument is saying that the library is shared by adjacent towns of Redville and Glenwood. But still shifting library to central Glenwood would attract more people coz population in CENTRAL Glenwood is higher than population in CENTRAL Redville, and these people from CENTRAL area can walk-down to library

Now if we say that people can walk for larger distances, that means people from other parts (not only central part) will walk down to library. We don't know what is the scope of this larger part. That means Population density of CENTRAL area of either cities is no more relevant, hence weakening the argument.
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21 Jul 2009, 08:30
I think B should be the correct choice. E is actually weakening the argument.
The argument is saying that the library is shared by adjacent towns of Redville and Glenwood. But still shifting library to central Glenwood would attract more people coz population in CENTRAL Glenwood is higher than population in CENTRAL Redville, and these people from CENTRAL area can walk-down to library

Now if we say that people can walk for larger distances, that means people from other parts (not only central part) will walk down to library. We don't know what is the scope of this larger part. That means Population density of CENTRAL area of either cities is no more relevant, hence weakening the argument.[/quote]

I don't think E is weakening the argument. It is just not strengthening the argument.

B is correct only because it proves that population density is more in central R than central G.

B implies ==> same area
already know more population in the central R than in central G.
resulting in higher population density in Central R as compared to central G.
==> there are more in the same area close to library in central R as compared to the library in Central G.

here concern is population density is only the issue.

E is incorrect as there is no comparison of the waking distance between users in central R and central G given. (Not relevant as no information)
==> but definitely not weakening.
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Re: CR: Redville, Glenwood Public Library [#permalink]

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21 Jul 2009, 11:22
sudeep wrote:
bigoyal wrote:
I think B should be the correct choice. E is actually weakening the argument.
The argument is saying that the library is shared by adjacent towns of Redville and Glenwood. But still shifting library to central Glenwood would attract more people coz population in CENTRAL Glenwood is higher than population in CENTRAL Redville, and these people from CENTRAL area can walk-down to library

Now if we say that people can walk for larger distances, that means people from other parts (not only central part) will walk down to library. We don't know what is the scope of this larger part. That means Population density of CENTRAL area of either cities is no more relevant, hence weakening the argument.

I don't think E is weakening the argument. It is just not strengthening the argument.

B is correct only because it proves that population density is more in central R than central G.

B implies ==> same area
already know more population in the central R than in central G.
resulting in higher population density in Central R as compared to central G.
==> there are more in the same area close to library in central R as compared to the library in Central G.

here concern is population density is only the issue.

E is incorrect as there is no comparison of the waking distance between users in central R and central G given. (Not relevant as no information)
==> but definitely not weakening.

Yes, one can argue on that, as we don't have enough information in the argument regarding this. That's why I said "We don't know what is the scope of this larger part."
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23 Jul 2009, 01:09
Duh!!
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Well, I discounted B while attempting the question, IMO the size of the building is not relevant to the argument supplied.

This is outright incorrect interpretation, I interpreted the area covered as covered area I agree B is the answer,

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